Stagecoach St Helens

Stagecoach St Helens is set in the heart of Newton-le-Willows and Ashton-in-Makerfield and has been providing quality part-time training in singing, dancing and acting for over 10 years, every Saturday morning. As part of one of the longest running and most successful children's performing arts schools network in the world Stagecoach St Helens is more than just a stage school, theatre school or drama school.

We are proud to offer a full and rounded education, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes.

Principal Alison Clancy - BA Hons Drama and Theatre Studies

Your child is in safe hands. All of our Team are Enhanced DBS checked.

Meet The Team

Weekly Classes

Early Stages (for ages 4-6 yrs)

Early Stages classes run alongside the main Stagecoach schools, where young people learn skills in each of the three Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama, so it is an easy step when it is time to transfer to the next stage.

(90 minutes each week)

Main Stages (for ages 6-18 yrs)

Main Stages classes are split in three age appropriate groups, where young people learn new skills in each of the complementary Musical Theatre disciplines of singing, dancing & drama. We nurture the shy and apprehensive, until they find their feet and voice, whilst at the same time developing and channelling those with bundles of talent, confidence and energy. We believe in the potential of every child!

(3 hrs each week)

Holiday Workshops

Meet The Team

Principal - Alison Clancy - BA Hons Drama and Theatre Studies

Alison studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Middlesex University, specialising in areas of Acting and Directing. She worked in production at the BBC before completing a PGCE in Secondary Education at Chester University. Alison has worked in education for twelve years, teaching drama at secondary school level, as Head of Drama and finally Head of Performing Arts. Her passion lies within the Performing Arts and she has taught many talented individuals who have established careers within this field. During her career Alison has directed numerous musicals and worked with groups of children making short films for regional competitions. Alison firmly believes that youngsters can be insipired through Performing Arts, raisng confidence and self esteem needed in all ares of life.